The Pentateuchas “Torah”

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Abstract

This essay observes that Jewish, Samaritan, and Christian readers engage the same pentateuchal texts, but they name them differently, publish them in different material forms, perform particular liturgical and devotional readings of them, and interpret them distinctively. These differences can be traced historically to four key figures in four pivotal moments: Ezra, Judah Maccabee, Judah haNasi, and Irenaeus. The developments associated with these figures help to account for the distinctive identities of Jews, Samaritans, and Christians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of the Pentateuch
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages506-523
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780198726302
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

Keywords

  • Bible
  • Christians
  • Jews
  • Pentateuch
  • Samaritans
  • Scripture
  • Torah

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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